How Can Physical Therapy Help Arthritis

Maryland Center for Physical Therapy is here for you with a skilled team of physical therapists dedicated to providing you with thorough and compassionate care. Physical therapy can help you recover from injuries or help you manage arthritis in Owings Mills, MD. Keep reading about arthritis and contact us for help managing your arthritis with physical therapy.

What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation of the joints. You experience pain and swelling in the joints and it starts to limit your range of motion. There are over 100 different types of arthritis, the most common being osteoarthritis. It is also called wear and tear arthritis because it presents after repeated stress on the joints. Arthritis most commonly affects the hands, knees, hips, feet, and lower back.

There is no cure for arthritis, but physical therapy can help ease your symptoms or lessen the need for medication.

How Does Physical Therapy Help?

If you have arthritis, it can make it difficult to stay active as you lose the range of motion in your joints. A physical therapy regimen can help preserve the range of motion in your joints and improve your strength to increase your movement overall. A physical therapist can also teach you exercises and techniques that help you get around with less pain and discomfort.

Our physical therapist can help with a regimen but a physical therapy regimen is usually only part of a full treatment plan. A complete plan also includes medications and supplements or topical treatments for arthritis. If you've been living with arthritis, come talk to a physical therapist about treatment.

The team of physical therapists at Maryland Center for Physical Therapy is here to help if you are suffering from arthritis in Owings Mills, MD. Contact us for a physical therapy appointment at (410) 363-7123.

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